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griffin Center for Excellence in Academic Advising

A Resource by and for Faculty Who Advise

Overview of the Center
An introduction to the Center for Excellence in Academic Advising, its mission, and its seven main sections
Importance of Advising
A statement from Eric White, Associate Dean for Advising, on the importance of academic advising

Role of the Adviser
The faculty's role in effective academic advising
Tools and Techniques
  • Communication Skills
  • Entrance-to-College/Major Requirements and Procedures
  • First Ten Questions to Ask an Advisee
  • Flexibility in General Education
  • Interpreting a Degree Audit
  • Using eLion to Send E-mail to Advisees
  • Links to Penn State online resources
  • Links to other online resources
  • Bibliography
Questions faculty often ask about how to know their advisees better and how to help them solve problems and meet the challenges of being successful Penn State students
Site Index
A list of all of the topics and resources that are included in the center, with links to each

A division of Undergraduate Education
For additional information, contact David Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Advising and Executive Director, Division of Undergraduate Studies

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